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Masks Control People, Not Viruses


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2021 Apr 20, 8:45am   119,534 views  969 comments

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/?source=patrick.net


Published online 2020 Nov 22.

Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis
Baruch Vainshelboim⁎

Abstract
Many countries across the globe utilized medical and non-medical facemasks as non-pharmaceutical intervention for reducing the transmission and infectivity of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Although, scientific evidence supporting facemasks’ efficacy is lacking, adverse physiological, psychological and health effects are established. Is has been hypothesized that facemasks have compromised safety and efficacy profile and should be avoided from use. The current article comprehensively summarizes scientific evidences with respect to wearing facemasks in the COVID-19 era, providing prosper information for public health and decisions making. ...

Conclusion
The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.



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41   AmericanKulak   2021 Apr 27, 6:50pm  

Patrick says
The Southeast ADA Center, together with Syracuse University, released a disability issues brief titled, The ADA and Face Mask Policies, which contains the following examples of persons who might not be able to wear a face mask:


You'd think Lawyers would be all over this shit like white on rice.

"Do you have Autism? COPD? PTSD? and been denied service because you won't wear a mask? Call Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe at 1800MYMONEY and get awards for your pain, suffering, and humiliation!"
42   Booger   2021 Apr 27, 6:51pm  

https://babylonbee.com/news/study-finds-anyone-still-wearing-a-mask-is-probably-super-ugly

Study Finds Anyone Still Wearing A Mask At This Point Is Probably Just Super Ugly
44   Patrick   2021 Apr 28, 9:41am  



ATLANTA, GA—The CDC has issued brand new recommendations regarding the wearing of seat belts. Health experts there are now recommending people wear a seat belt, even when outside the car.

"This guidance is especially important if you're in a large group of people at the park or an outdoor event," said Dr. Stiku Pumybum. "Risk of collisions leading to bone breaks or concussions dramatically increase in large groups of people. Billions could die!"

When pressed regarding what gives the CDC authority to comment on seat belt usage, they clarified that these were simply recommendations based on the latest scientific research, for the sake of public health. When further asked how exactly a seat belt that's not anchored to anything can protect anyone, they replied with a statement saying "SHUT UP IT'S SCIENCE!"

The Federal Government has responded with a nationwide seat belt order for all public parks, buildings, and sidewalks.

"I don't know what's so hard about this," said Biden as his aides handed him a juice box and tightened his 5-point harness. "Just wear, the dang seatbelt folks!"

Bob's Quality Seat Belt Company concurred with the CDC findings and confirmed that new "outdoor seatbelts" are now on sale for $59.99.

What a deal!
45   Patrick   2021 Apr 28, 9:48am  

https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-wears-mask-on-zoom-call-in-case-covid-has-become-a-computer-virus



WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Joe Biden was seen wearing a mask in a climate summit with world leaders, despite his being vaccinated and despite the conference being virtual and held over Zoom. This has made some wonder if Biden even understands how a virus works, but Biden says he’s just being cautious.

“We can’t let our guard down just because we’re vaccinated and alone in a room,” Biden told reporters with a megaphone while standing twenty feet away. “See, there is this little thing called a ‘computer virus.’ Ha, I bet you thought I was some out-of-touch boomer who doesn’t know about computers. Well, for one thing, I’m too old to be a boomer -- I’m the generation before that -- and I’ve used typewriters since I was a kid -- which is a lot like a computer before you attach the TV. So I know all about computers, and they get viruses. Maybe COVID. Who knows? Better to wear a mask around them.”

Doctor Fauci agreed with Biden’s assessment. “We haven’t done any studies about coronaviruses becoming computer viruses and computer viruses transferring to humans,” Fauci said, “so we can’t rule that out. I would stay away from computers as much as possible, and if you are around a computer, put a mask over the part where the fan vents. And as I keep saying, if at all possible, please just lock yourself in a large footlocker in your basement, as that’s the safest way to ride out this pandemic.”

Others aren’t convinced and have made fun of Biden for his seemingly pointless mask-wearing with nicknames such as “Dumb Biden,” “Stupid Biden,” and “Biden -- Not a Smart Man.” Still, Biden persists with his extra caution and was last seen wearing a mask alone in the bathroom while fixing his hair. “Mirror Joe Biden could have COVID, for all I know,” he explained.
46   Patrick   2021 May 3, 2:38pm  

https://ktvz.com/news/coronavirus/2021/04/26/summit-hs-runner-collapses-at-finish-line-coach-calls-for-revised-mask-mandate/

Williams said her lack of oxygen is a result of the mask she's been required to wear during competition, under OHA guidelines for outdoor sports.

“In the past, this has never happened,” Williams said. “Then this race that I was wearing a mask, it did happen, which I don't think is a coincidence."

Her coach, Dave Turnbull, echoed that belief Monday morning.

“She just ran a 2:11 in Arizona without a mask on,” Turnbull said. Three seconds faster from my experience isn’t going to cause a kid to hit the track. When you’re in a mask, it certainly does.”

Turnbull said that after 31 years of experience, he’s confident this wasn't a conditioning issue -- it was a mask issue.
47   Onvacation   2021 May 3, 2:54pm  

"Don't breathe your own exhaust".
48   GNL   2021 May 3, 3:04pm  

Patrick says
Turnbull said that after 31 years of experience, he’s confident this wasn't a conditioning issue -- it was a mask issue.

Does it really take 31 years of experience to know this? Stop beating around the bush.
50   AmericanKulak   2021 May 4, 10:39am  

Sophia took the car again I see.
51   Onvacation   2021 May 4, 3:45pm  

ThreeBays says
1. A broader review of existing scientific evidence clearly shows that approved masks with correct certification, and worn in compliance with guidelines, are an effective prevention of COVID-19 transmission.

52   Onvacation   2021 May 4, 3:46pm  

ThreeBays says

Be suspicious of anyone who talks to you in absolutes like "masks don't work"

or, "Masks do work".
53   Onvacation   2021 May 4, 3:49pm  

I saw a couple walking through the park yesterday. She wore her blue chinese exam mask on her arm just below her elbow. He wore his in his back pocket.

They weren't Using "approved masks with correct certification, and worn in compliance with guidelines".

Nobody does.
54   Onvacation   2021 May 4, 3:51pm  

And still with the "asymptomatic" hokum!

Do you guys really believe your life will be better under communism because you supported Biden?
55   Onvacation   2021 May 4, 4:01pm  

ThreeBays says
Onvacation says
ThreeBays says

Be suspicious of anyone who talks to you in absolutes like "masks don't work"

or, "Masks do work".


"Masks reduce spread" is not an absolute statement :-)

Would you like to quantify that?

Didn't think so.
56   Robert Sproul   2021 May 4, 4:53pm  

Onvacation says
"Don't breathe your own exhaust".

Recommended for Patrick's Chalk Graffiti thread.
57   Robert Sproul   2021 May 4, 5:04pm  

ThreeBays says
1. A broader review of existing scientific evidence clearly shows that approved masks with correct certification, and worn in compliance with guidelines, are an effective prevention of COVID-19 transmission.

Who the fuck does all this? I have never seen anybody, everybody has their little home made rags or dust masks on. Attitudes have deteriorated into perfunctory mask management in general, yanking them off and stuffing them in pockets as soon as they are out the door.
They are going to have to do better that the !INDIA PANIC! if they expect to gin up more worry here.
58   AmericanKulak   2021 May 4, 5:05pm  

Not done in a real world public health setting; done with swabs in a lab.

Every real world public health survey says the exact opposite: Masks have no impact on virus spreading.

Every. Single. One. For. Decades. (inc. during Corona)
59   Patrick   2021 May 4, 5:09pm  

ThreeBays says
Be suspicious of anyone who talks to you in absolutes like "masks don't work".


Be suspicious of anyone promoting outdoor masks because there has not been one single documented casual outdoor transmission anywhere on earth.

Not one.

Indoor masks reduce spittle, but that's about all. Check out the videos of vapers wearing masks.
60   AmericanKulak   2021 May 4, 5:21pm  

One quick meta thing.

Leftists LOVE any crisis that requires regulation and obedience (Pandemics, Global Warming).

Rightists DREAM about crisis that increase freedom and reduce regulation (ie Complete breakdown of Gov)
61   Patrick   2021 May 4, 5:30pm  

True.

I think it also corresponds mostly to a split between women (plus gay or effeminate men) and normal men.

Women and gay or effeminate men feel the need for regulations and obedience because they feel weak. They fear normal men.

Normal men know that freedom and low regulation is all they need to succeed.
62   WookieMan   2021 May 4, 5:40pm  

Daily cases had been level until mask mandates kicked in on a totally new virus around June last year. This is indisputable here in the US and the rest of the world. No one is studying if the mask causes MORE spread. The science has said they don't stop it. The thing no one is studying is if the masks themselves cause the spread. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

The graphs themselves show the obvious. We still saw a rise during a time when UV should knock out a virus, summer AND we were mandated to wear masks to stop the spread. This is in defiance of two known scientific facts. Mask don't work and flu season ends around late May. Decades of science just goes out the window? That's what is being argued here?

No one on this forum to date has personally know someone that died as far as I recall. A family member or good friend. Someone you actually see multiple times a year. It's all a co-worker or friend of a friend info. This is a joke...
63   mell   2021 May 4, 5:43pm  

ThreeBays says
for coronavirus droplets transmission of particles of >5 µm."


Covid is airborne, reducing droplets doesn't do shit. You need to reduce aerosols which you can't below n95/p100 with exhaust valve.
64   Karloff   2021 May 4, 5:52pm  

This fellow has many charts on his twitter account showing states and country level mandates and cases/deaths over time, with some overlapped to show correlation, along with some news headlines and comments from moronic politicians and other empty heads.

https://twitter.com/ianmSC

He also did a brief text on the flu disappearing and the unbelievable claim that it was "because of masks".

https://ianmsc.substack.com/p/the-magic-of-masks
65   AmericanKulak   2021 May 4, 5:55pm  

I forgot being stranded on a desert Island, preferably with a Hot Chick or three. Not too too many, or you won't have time to dabble with all the work they'll make you do to feed and house them.
66   Onvacation   2021 May 4, 6:00pm  

MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou says
Leftists LOVE any crisis that requires regulation and obedience (Pandemics, Global Warming).

Rightists DREAM about crisis that increase freedom and reduce regulation (ie Complete breakdown of Gov)

I must be in between because neither of those extremes seem very pleasant.

We should start with enforcing the laws and stop following the rules.
67   Patrick   2021 May 12, 10:07am  

https://spectator.us/topic/attractive-lose-mask-rebel/

Want to be attractive? Lose the mask
I go maskless. You should too

May 12, 2021 | 10:29 am

Masklessness in public requires courage. It earns the respect and esteem of your fellow commuters — the ones who don’t tut at you or berate you, that is.

There is also the exhilaration of risk. Exhibiting your face in a public space is now a crime. Here in Britain, officers have ‘enforcement powers’, meaning that they can issue fines of $277 for the ‘first offense’.That is twice the penalty for dangerous driving, an act which clearly carries more substantial threats to the public at large. That is relatively cheap compared to New York. In October, the New York State Department of Health announced that ‘individuals who violate [social distancing and mask-wearing rules] are subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 for each violation’. Ouch. In Washington State, refusal to ‘protect the health’ of ‘friends and loved ones’ can result in incarceration. You can, in theory, get 90 days in county jail for a breath of fresh air.

The rules are nonsense and everybody knows it. ...

Removing your mask doesn’t make you universally abhorred. In fact, it endears you to surprisingly large sections of the population. You will be met with wide-eyed admiration from men and women alike. Last week, I was approached suggestively by not one but two members of the opposite sex. Could it be that I have emerged from my lockdown chrysalis a great beauty? Of course not! It’s because these hopeful gentlemen haven’t seen a strange face in full since the halcyon days of early 2020. Try it, I implore you.
69   Booger   2021 May 12, 6:05pm  

https://fox8.com/news/coronavirus/its-time-to-end-the-health-orders-ohio-to-lift-mask-mandate-on-june-2/

There are a number of uncertainties about restarting the pipeline, which had never been shut down entirely before last week. Industry experts have warned of residual delays, noting it takes between 15 to 18 days for the fuel to flow the entire length of the pipeline.
71   HeadSet   2021 May 14, 8:07am  

Booger says
Industry experts have warned of residual delays, noting it takes between 15 to 18 days for the fuel to flow the entire length of the pipeline.

That implies that a pipe shutdown at the source has 15-18 days of residual fuel in it. No need to refill the pipe, just add fuel at the source to push along the fuel remaining in the tube.
72   richwicks   2021 May 14, 8:26am  

HeadSet says
Booger says
Industry experts have warned of residual delays, noting it takes between 15 to 18 days for the fuel to flow the entire length of the pipeline.

That implies that a pipe shutdown at the source has 15-18 days of residual fuel in it. No need to refill the pipe, just add fuel at the source to push along the fuel remaining in the tube.


I don't think it's that simple. You have to consider the inertia needed to start pushing a 1000 miles of liquid through a pipe.

I readily admit that I don't know the intricacies of such a pipeline, but the physics of it is interesting. It must require a HUGE amount of energy to start up the flow.
73   HeadSet   2021 May 14, 8:48am  

richwicks says
I don't think it's that simple. You have to consider the inertia needed to start pushing a 1000 miles of liquid through a pipe.

Regardless of the mechanics, I was just pointing out that the pipe is likely not empty and does not need to be refilled for fuel to come out the other end. Unless the shutdown happened 18 days ago, and in-line pumps drained the tubes.
74   richwicks   2021 May 14, 9:07am  

HeadSet says
Regardless of the mechanics, I was just pointing out that the pipe is likely not empty and does not need to be refilled for fuel to come out the other end.


I think for safety reasons, it would have to be a nonvolatile gas in the line. I bet it's not been drained at all.

Just imagine draining the pipe to have gasoline vapor spanning the pipe for a couple hundred miles. Haha - now I'm curious to do that with a PVC pipe just to see what happens.
75   Onvacation   2021 May 14, 9:26am  

ThreeBays says
Perhaps they are waiting for large breakouts in communities of unvaccinated Trumpists

Like in Texas or Florida?
76   Onvacation   2021 May 14, 9:31am  

ThreeBays says
So now that mask mandates are gone and the guidance is wear a mask if you're not fully vaccinated, people will go around shops and restaurants maskless, pretending to have been vaccinated, i.e. act like scum against society

Maybe we should just lock everyone up?

Isn't it even more scummy to produce a virus in a laboratory, release it, and then try to get everyone to take an experimental biologic agent by calling it a "vaccine "?

You're "vaccinated" , so you're immune. Right?
77   WookieMan   2021 May 14, 10:06am  

ThreeBays says
So now that mask mandates are gone and the guidance is wear a mask if you're not fully vaccinated, people will go around shops and restaurants maskless, pretending to have been vaccinated, i.e. act like scum against society.

How? If you're vaccinated why should you care? I thought masks worked? Vaccinated people still can pass Covid. Calling people scum is a bit over the top if you've been vaccinated. Nothing for you to worry about. You don't have to wear a mask and can spread it to people that decided not to get it. Shouldn't you be happy in theory?
78   richwicks   2021 May 14, 10:33am  

WookieMan says
How? If you're vaccinated why should you care?


Well, that's only if the vaccine works. Provided the vaccine works, they are immune and the unvaccinated pose absolutely no risk to the vaccinated, provided the vaccine works. If it doesn't work, well, I have to ask what the point of getting the vaccine was?

Of course the government changed the definition of what a vaccine was recently. It used to be if you were vaccinated, you were immune. Now, they only claim you don't get "as ill" although there is no quantifiable way to measure that, and no qualitative way to measure that without vaccine trials - which we never had, but are going through now.

Just rest assured, it's safe - although for some reason the "vaccine" producers have demanded and gotten indemnity, and the FDA refuses to take responsibility by approving these "vaccines".

Also, these are the first DNA and mRNA vaccines EVER in human beings. There is no published data on the efficacy of either type of "vaccine" in humans, but in animals studies, there have been some fairly negative results which is why there are no DNA or mRNA "vaccines" for animals either.

Oh yes, and wikipedia's entry for mRNA vaccines has had their history scrubbed:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=RNA_vaccine&offset=&limit=500&action=history



Remember, if anything the US Federal government has done in the last 20 years, was prove how absolutely the US government is committed to being truthful </sarcasm>
79   GNL   2021 May 14, 11:44am  

WookieMan says
Shouldn't you be happy in theory?

You would certainly think so but, these people are NOT EVER happy when people are allowed to make choices on their own. Especially after they, themselves, have been conned into doing something they can never admit was a mistake.

Covid Vaxxers are seriously flawed people.
80   AmericanKulak   2021 May 14, 12:19pm  

WineHorror1 says
You would certainly think so but, these people are NOT EVER happy when people are allowed to make choices on their own. Especially after they, themselves, have been conned into doing something they can never admit was a mistake.


"We'll be happy when Women are LIBERATED to make their own choices!"

Also:
"I'm 33. Where are all the Good Men? Won't somebody Man Up and provide me any my three Chadlings with an Upper Middle Class lifestyle? We have a Toxic Masculinity Problem! Who will pay for my Macy's Card and pay off my Student Loans for my Modern Theater Degree! Patriarchy sucks!!!"

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